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Egyptian Reform Party

Egyptian Reform Party
Islah Party[1]
Founded 16 September 2011[2]
Ideology Salafism[1]
National affiliation National Legitimacy Support Coalition[3]
Politics of Egypt
Political parties
Elections

The Egyptian Reform Party (Arabic: حزب الإصلاح‎) is a Salafi political party.[1] The party is made up mostly of young Salafis.[1] A spokesperson for the party, named Essam Abdel Baset, has stated that the party will rely on scholars from Al Azhar and not Salafi sheiks.[1] The party was at one point part of the Democratic Alliance for Egypt.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Young Salafis form new political party". Egypt Independent. 16 September 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Salafis Move Into Mainstream Politics in Egypt". Connected in Cairo. 18 September 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Islamist forces join together for Rabaa Al-Adaweya protest, Daily News Egypt, 28 June 2013, retrieved 16 December 2013 
  4. ^ "Democratic Alliance (Freedom and Justice)". Egyptian Elections Watch (Ahram Online and Jadaliyya). 18 November 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
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